From childhood, Isabel MacDonald has longed for the approval of her brothers and father. A deadly feud against the MacLeod clan named “the War of the One-Eyed Woman” provides the opportunity to not only win the respect of her family, but also to save her clan. She must become a handfast bride for one year to Chief Rory MacLeod. The handfasting is only a ruse for her to learn the secrets of her family’s bitter enemy. Instead, she grows to admire her reluctant bridegroom and finds the loving family she has always yearned for. She finds herself caught between loyalty to her family and her growing esteem for her reluctant groom.
Rory MacLeod does not like the idea of handfasting with a woman of an enemy clan, but he will obey the king’s orders, making it clear to all, including Isabel, that it will be only for one year and then he will send his unwanted bride back where she came from. He will then seek a more powerful alliance that will help him avenge the dishonour done to his sister by the MacDonalds.
Highlander Untamed is the first book of a splendidly passionate romantic trilogy set in the early 17th century. The story was compelling enough to make me want to read the next two instalments.